About Us

What is RICH

Research and Innovation Circle of Hyderabad (RICH) is the nodal agency for Hyderabad Science & Technology (S&T) Cluster, an initiative of the Office of Principal Scientific Advisor (PSA) to the Government of India. It is a Section 8 company under the Companies Act 2013.

Launched in 2017 by the Government of Telangana, RICH acts as a facilitator and aims to foster greater collaboration between various entities in the research and innovation space. RICH operates in close coordination with the S&T Cluster Apex Committee and the Prime Minister's Science, Technology and Innovation Advisory Council (PM-STIAC). The Clusters work towards achieving the following broad objectives:

  • To increase India’s national & global S&T competitiveness.
  • To become regional solution providers for local industry & government.
  • To create shared S&T ecosystems in India.

Our Values


Catalyzing the Ecosystem


Fostering Innovation


Ethical, Transparent, Professional


Result-oriented; Going the extra mile


Socially conscious and inclusive